voluntary retirement - CAT JUDGEMENT

The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has reserved orders on senior IAS officer Ashok Vardhan Shetty’s application challenging the Tamil Nadu government?s rejection of his request for voluntary retirement.

In his petition, Shetty said he belonged to the 1983 batch of IAS (regular recruit) and had put in 28 years of service.

He said that during his service, he had an unimpeachable reputation for outstanding work and integrity.
source : PTI

However, due to certain pressing personal reasons, he had submitted notice to the government on September 8 last year for voluntary retirement with effect from December 9.

Submitting that he was eligible to submit a notice of voluntary retirement, he said his request was rejected by the government on December 7 last year on the ground that an inquiry against him was pending.

It was a matter of great surprise and distress that an inquiry was to be foisted on him at the fag end of the three month notice period for ‘mala fide reasons, he said and sought to quash the December 7 G.O.

After hearing arguments, a CAT Bench comprising G Shanthappa and O P Sossamma, Members, reserved orders on the application.

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